National Age Group Progress

Congratulations to all that took part in the preliminary rounds of the National Age Group Championships, all the teams recorded some great results. U17 Girls top their group leading into the next qualification round in Liverpool this weekend as do the U19 Boys who travel to Watford on the 9/10th April. The U19 Females are also in Watford on the 9/10th who finished second to favourites Manchester in their prelims.

Devon U17 and Ladies champions

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Exeter U17s and Ladies teams belatedly finished last years season off over the weekend by winning the Devon Knockout Cup Finals held in Plymouth. The U17s (pictured) beat Barnstaple 18-9 with the backbone of the team Jack Cutting and Guy Geeson scoring 12 between them and Matt Tribble netting the rest. The Ladies final was a much closer game with the match ending in a draw. Devonport, however, ended up being beaten on penalties.

Exeter in quadruple KO Cup success

Exeter had a great week in the first round of the Devon KO Cup. On Thursday the U15 team travelled to Barnstaple where they emerged victorious after a hard fought match to make it into the Semi Finals.
 
Next up, the U17’s kicked off a triple bill of KO Cup First Round matches at the Pyramids on Sunday by easily overcoming Newton Abbot 29-4. The Exeter Ladies then took on Paignton in an eagerly anticipated match which saw Meritxell Escoda-Manzano score 8 to lead the Exeter team to a 15-4 drubbing of their South Devon rivals.
To cap the night off the Seniors took on a youthful Barnstaple team, and ended up being 7-4 down at one stage just after half time. Haydn Lawson, Jack Hutchens and stalwart of the North Devon Club Nigel Smith were all on fine shooting form for the opposition. In the second half Exeter’s experience showed as they moved up a gear and finished with a comfortable 13-9 victory, also progressing to the Semi Finals.

South West Champions

Congratulations to all the Exeter players that took part in the inter county championships held at Millfield yesterday. Devon won the 12&U and 16&U age groups and came second in the senior ladies, 18&U male, 16&U female, 14&U mixed categories.

The all day event that played across 2 pools was organised by James Baker with plenty of support from across the region making it a great success.